JOHN KEMP PAPERS

(Mss. 1102)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2007

Revised 2009

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

Biographical/Historical Note

4

Scope and Content Note

4

Cross References

5

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SUMMARY

Size.

23 items

Geographic locations.

Washington Parish, La.; St. Tammany Parish, La.; Wakefield, New Hampshire

Inclusive dates.

1806-1864

Bulk dates.

1828-1857

Language.

English

Summary.

Papers consisting of bills for merchandise, receipts, deeds, notes, and a few letters of John Kemp and others of Washington and St. Tammany Parishes. One letter relates to the war between the English and Mandingoes on the Isle of Gorce in Africa.

Organization.

Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

John Kemp Papers, Mss. 1102, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

Misc:K

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

John Kemp lived in Washington Parish, Louisiana.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The earliest item in the collection is a true copy of a receipt for a debt mentioning Thomas Maddan of South Carolina from April 27, 1794 (1806). Most items that follow include receipts and bills for merchandise bought in Covington from William Bagley, E.M. Terrell, and E.H. Hornsby by Phillip Turner, Peter B. Packet, and M. Hollenback (1828-1829). Receipts, bills, and account sheets of Mary Turner (1835-1836), as well as a deed for property in Washington Parish to Mary Turner from William Roberts (1835) are also included. A letter to Mrs. Lucia Ann Dow in Wakefield, New Hampshire, from her brother Rufus comes from the Isle of Gorce in Africa and discusses his recovering health and the role he has played in the war there between the English and Mandingoes (May 8, 1832).

Later papers include bills of James Roberts to Mrs. Mary Kemp for merchandise (1850-1851), a notarized statement concerning the transfer of land to Levy Bankston from his brother (1851), a letter to Dr. Roberts concerning the publication of a book (1857), and a letter from John T. Kemp to Egerton & Brothers concerning lottery tickets (1855). A bill from Magee & Brewer to Mary Kemp lists merchandise (1857) as does a bill for John Kemp to James Roberts (undated). Two tax receipts for M. S. Newsom and a receipt for payment by James Lea Shaw to Isaac Kemp (1860) are included, as is an itemized receipt of J. H. Kemp for Confederate taxes (1864).

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Washington Parish (La.)

1833-1864

Miscellaneous papers of John Kemp

Saint Tammany Parish (La.)

1828-1829

Bills for merchandise

Roberts, James.

1835-1857

Miscellaneous financial papers

Roberts, William.

1835-1837

Miscellaneous financial papers

Turner, Mary.

1835-1836

Miscellaneous papers